Death penalty request deadline extended in Aaron Saucedo murder case

Posted at 1:10 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 16:10:35-04

Prosecutors have been given an additional 60 days to determine if they'll seek the death penalty in the Aaron Saucedo murder case. 

Court paperwork obtained by ABC15 shows that in the case involving murder victim Raul Romero the deadline for prosecutors to file a "Notice of Intent to seek the Death Penalty" has been extended for 60 days. The new deadline is September 4, 2017.

On August 16, 2015, Romero was shot multiple times in the driveway of his home, near 7th Street and Bethany Home Road, and died shortly after at a hospital. There were no witnesses to the shooting itself, but police did find several 9mm shell casings along with two projectiles.

Police determined that the weapon used in the murder was a Hi-point 9mm handgun belonging to Saucedo.

While in custody for this murder, Saucedo has also been accused of being the serial street shooter responsible for 26 felony counts of homicide, aggravated assault and drive-by shooting for 12 shootings that took place between August 2015 and July 2016.